Having launched its Members Initiative Fund (MIF) in April 2022, Ferryhill Town Council is pleased to announce that it has been able to support eighteen local groups and twenty-three projects through the scheme. The latest group to receive funding is Little Treasures Autism Charity, who recently attended a presentation at Ferryhill Town Hall where Councillor Joe Quinn presented representatives Michelle and Charlie Abbs with a cheque for £300 from his MIF Allocation. Funding will be used to enable the Charity to organise a Chess Club for Autistic Children.
Little Treasures is a volunteer run charity offering support for autistic children and adults right across the North-East. The Charity offers a range of workshops, social activities, trips, and recreation facilities throughout the year including Stay & Play Sessions incorporating specialist and sensory play equipment. Sessions take place at Dean Bank and Ferryhill Literary Institute.
Councillor Quinn said “I am delighted to be able to support Little Treasures by contributing monies from my MIF allocation to the group’s Chess Club initiative. The Charity offers a fantastic service, providing a range of activities and advice for families in a safe and secure environment, helping to fill the gap in service provision in the region, to support families who have received an Autism diagnosis.”
For more information on the Town Council’s Members Initiative Fund please contact Karen Younghusband at Ferryhill Town Hall on telephone: 01740 652157 or